February 17, 2017
by Gina Waring
All of a sudden I am noticing I am very content with every thing going on in my busy life.
Before the MKMMA course, I would have said; I was pretty much OK with my life. But, then I would overreact about one thing or another. I would say; I used to be a really calm person. But, then I would show anger if something didn’t go my way.
This week several things happen that I was very calm with. I didn’t overreact. I didn’t get angry. It seemed; I was someone else handling these issues calmly and quickly. Hey, I would say I even had a smile on my face. Go figure!
Here’s what happened; I had a very expensive piece of furniture delivered that had a granite top on it. It was delivered in a crate. So, it looked externally like it had made it in one piece. Wrong! When the crate was opened the granite top was broken into five pieces and the furniture detail had nicks and the front detail work had been gouged out and three large places. Wow! I really handled this like a pro. I got the company on the line that shipped it to me, I very politely told them what had happened and sent them pictures of what the furniture look like. They complemented me on how kind I was being. They are sending another piece, packing it much better and handling it right now. I said to myself that this was really a very pleasant experience considering all that happened. This seemed so easy for me to handle.
The second thing that happened was a friend and her husband had planned a vacation together with my husband and I; a while back. The my friend’s husband can’t get time off; so, we are now just supposed to go with the wives and my husband. Not too much fun for my hubby. We decided not to go. This would’ve been hard for me to tell my friend before the MKMMA. But I did it. She took it well and there was no negativity involved at all. What before would’ve been a confrontation now was a conversation explaining the truth. Easy, simple and taken care of. No hurt feelings and no feeling guilty. Smooth, easier than I thought and taken care of now.
I am so content, happy and handling issues calmly. Knowing I can do it with calm, peace and grace. Amazing!
February 16, 2017
by Gina Waring
Before the MKMMA experience, I felt like I was always rushing around trying to complete everything. I had my list for the day. I had a list for home and a list for business and sometimes these lists would collide. I felt hurried and rushed, too busy to enjoy anything I was doing. Sometimes, jumping from one thing to the next. Pretty bored with life in general, I had lost my joy and creativity.
Since the MKMMA Required the time for reflecting every day, it has taught me to slow back down and think about my life in general. Each week we are to focus on something visual. This was hard to do it first. I was antsy wanting to get up and do something else. Something I needed to do on my list. But, we are in week 20 now. By now, I have Learned to just breathe in, the times I sit and meditate. Breathing in and out allowing all stress to fade away. Able to focus on just one thing, allows an attitude adjustment. This is a realization that slowing down; I can get more done. I can do it right the first time. The list still gets taken care of but, I am not so stressed about it. My day today activities are becoming more joyful.
Through the processes of these 20 weeks, I’m working on myself, my Joy has return and my creativity is back. I am working on my own house remodel now. I am feeling the energy coming back and the creative ideas are flowing again. What a blessing!
February 3, 2017
by Gina Waring
February 3, 2017 by Gina Waring | 1 Comment
imageThis week from the Franklin Makeover, I chose decisiveness. This is week 6 of this part of the MKMMA Experience. I am to observe the people around me being decisive.
My definition of decisiveness is where; I decide to do something and I get it done right away. It is that, “Do it now!” moment. Where I feel the drive and have the power to take care of what needs to be done. I find, I have to immediately take care of this task; before I do anything else.
But, with decisiveness you have to decide to, “Do it now.” Most often my decisiveness is very productive in all areas of my life. But, when it comes to my network marketing business; my decisiveness isn’t as automatic. Sometimes, I still second-guess myself and talk myself out of talking to someone about my products, or approaching someone about my business.
This is an area I am still working on. Being able to approach people with abandon is where I strive to be. Definitely, I am still a work in progress.
February 3, 2017
by Gina Waring
Week 18 – Obituaries
February 3, 2017 by Gina Waring | 3 Comments
image We have the newspaper delivered to our house. Reading the newspaper has been a natural part of our family, as long as I can remember. In the past I have chosen not to read the obituaries. I would look to see the names on them, but never read through them. I had felt creepy about reading them.
Our assignment for the past week and a half has us reading at least one a day. Then we have three questions to answer each time we read one.
After reading about someone who has passed makes me realize how blessed I am to be alived. It has me picking up momentum towards the tasks I set out to accomplish each day. What a joy it is to have this time, to do what I need to do. I am blessed!
The first question asks; “What would that person give to change places with me and have just one more day?” I think most humans who pass away may have some unfinished business with family and friends, we’re they want to give closure before they die just being able to tell the people you left behind, you love them just one more time. Priceless!
The second question is; “Who can I let know how grateful I am for their presents today?” Of course, this project has made me tell the people I love, how I feel more often. I want to let these special people know they matter in my life. I have always been one to say I love you and hug and kiss my love ones. But, now I am doing it with the purpose, because I am not promised tomorrow.
The last question; “How will I behaved today to finish the masterpiece of my life elegantly?” I procrastinate less. I get up with the purpose. I Have a plan of action and follow through; to have a successful day and make each moment matter!
So, and reflection I am remembering to look up at the sky. Reminding myself to look outside at the birds and the squirrels in the trees. I take a deep breath. I have come to know that every moment, each breath and hug matters. I am never going to be underwhelmed about each day I have been given.
January 22, 2017
by Gina Waring
January 22, 2017 by Gina Waring
This week for the Ben Franklin makeover I chose the attribute of taking initiative. As, I made observations this week I found people taking initiative everywhere I went. From people initiating a turn at a stoplight, to a cashier taking initiative to ask me to take a survey at the end of my receipt.
This is the third week of this project and I picked taking initiative because in my network marketing business it is sometimes hard for me to initiate bringing up what I am selling. The old “Subby” knows how the rejection feels from people who don’t want to listen to you talk about your business. But, new “Subby” is becoming more confident and becoming more able to initiate things easier.
If I don’t take initiative for myself, then nothing is going to happen. It is easier for me to initiate things to people; if I am not selling anything to them. But, when I start the network marketing pitch; I try to keep it short, sweet and easy-going.
I know the mind has to give you permission to be successful. It also, has to allow you to approach people with the calm demeanor. Imitating my business is something I am working on. But, just this week I have noticed and ease at taking initiative that wasn’t there before MKMMA course started.
So, remember what you think about grows; what you don’t think about atrophies. Take initiative!